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Language Arts & Disciplines Composition & Creative Writing

Writing by Choice

by (author) Eric Henderson

Publisher
Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2011
Category
Composition & Creative Writing
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780195439120
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $58.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780195431865
    Publish Date
    Jan 2011
    List Price
    $70.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780195420777
    Publish Date
    Jan 2006
    List Price
    $62.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780199008612
    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
    List Price
    $109.99

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Description

Now in a new second edition, the bestselling Writing by Choice is a comprehensive resource for learning how to write in the academic, business, and personal realms. Offering helpful guidelines without being formulaic, the text teaches students how to write clear, thoughtful prose by making informed decisions about how best to communicate their ideas. A host of features such as sample writings and readings; individual and group exercises; informative charts and graphs; annotations; and pre- and post-reading questions engage students with writing possibilities rather than limiting them with prescriptive conventions. Whether introducing students to the main types of essay-writing or navigating them through the intricacies of grammar and style, Writing by Choice remains the definitive volume for giving writers the tools they need to rise to every writing occasion.

About the author

Eric Henderson wrote his doctorate on American Gothicist John Hawkes and has taught courses on Edgar Allan Poe. He teaches English literature and writing in Victoria, BC.

 

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Editorial Reviews

"Writing by Choice includes all of the basic grammar I would teach in my course (and then some), and it presents it well." --Kelly St. Jacques, University of Ottawa

"Writing by Choice is an excellent composition textbook. ... I'm impressed with the sensitivity Eric Henderson shows to students throughout the text." --Barbara Rose, Brandon University

"The greatest strength of Eric Henderson's Writing by Choice is its comprehensive approach and extremely useful examples of writing. ... The sample papers are very good models of readable, academic prose: I would be very pleased if my students submitted work of this calibre." --Mark Spielmacher, University of Waterloo

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